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Fighting rages at Somali presidential palace

Fighting rages at Somali presidential palace

Heavy fighting has been raging inside Somalia’s presidential palace after at least five suspected al-Shabab fighters stormed the complex in the capital, Mogadishu. Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported an explosion followed by sounds of gunfire inside the compound on Tuesday evening. There were no confirmed reports of casualties but an official at the presidential palace spoke […]

Somali Federal Government is Using Food Aid, Force and Corruption to Dismantle South West Somali State

Somali Federal Government is Using Food Aid, Force and Corruption to Dismantle South West Somali State

It is almost three months when parts of Bakool region were liberated from the extremists. In other liberated regions such as part of Hiiran and Middle Shabelle food aid has been sent very quickly within two weeks after liberation. But it took almost two months to deliver food aid to Bakool region where people starved […]

Video: Farah Mohamed Shirdon of Calgary Fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Video: Farah Mohamed Shirdon of Calgary Fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgarian in his early 20s, is fighting overseas with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, CBC News has learned. Shirdon, who was enrolled in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology until at least 2012, appears in an ISIS video released two months ago. Before burning his Canadian passport, Shirdon, in […]

Southwest State is Acid Test for Hasan Sheikh Government and UNSOM By: Baidoa

Southwest State is Acid Test for Hasan Sheikh Government and UNSOM By: Baidoa

By Institute of Peace and Capacity Building President Hassan Sheikh is facing the greatest challenge to his leadership and credibility; with considerably less legitimacy and support it is difficult to envisage how the Federal Government of Somali (FGS) is to end regional conflicts over the federalism process and usher Somalia into a new era of […]

SWSS: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? By: Noor Mohamed Nunow

SWSS: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? By: Noor Mohamed Nunow

“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves”. (Quran: verse 13: 11). Once a great poet and writer said: “No Army Can Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come”. The idea of federalism has been conceived by the people of South West State of Somalia decades […]

In honor of Mujahid Hassan Adan Keerow By: Noor Mohamed Nunow

In honor of Mujahid Hassan Adan Keerow By: Noor Mohamed Nunow

For four long days, the people of SWSS in Baidoa took to the streets in their thousands protesting against the evil forces led by Sharif Hassan. Forces that wanted to undermine their right to self-determination and rob them of their future. Among them was a little known young boy, Hassan Adan Keerow. For three consecutive […]

Failed leadership: Hassan Sheikh and Co.

Failed leadership: Hassan Sheikh and Co.

As wide spread corruption, bad leadership, mismanagement of resources, and nepotism amongst other societal ills have undermined and impeded any development, further causing a detrimental effects that have plunged the country and the people deeper into abject poverty, conflicts, political instability and severe economic challenges. Hassan Sheikh has already resorted to create a chaos and […]

UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns violence in Baidoa

UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns violence in Baidoa

Mogadishu/Addis Ababa, 24 March 2014 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the brutal killing of eight traditional elders yesterday in the Bay region of Somalia as well as the violence that erupted in Baidoa between supporters of different state formation initiatives. The community elders were participating in a state […]

Somalia Lost a Career Diplomat, Veteran Politician, Prolific Writer and Pan-Somalist By: Prof. Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

Somalia Lost a Career Diplomat, Veteran Politician, Prolific Writer and Pan-Somalist By: Prof. Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

Salah Mohamed Ali (1936-2014) Somalia Lost a Career Diplomat, Veteran Politician, Prolific Writer and Pan-Somalist To the righteous soul will be said: “O serene soul! Return to your Lord joyful, and pleasing in His sight. Join My servants and enter My Paradise. ” (Qur’an 89: 27-30). Salah Mohamed Ali, 78, passed away on Thursday, March […]

BAIDOA INITIATIVE: A PANACEA FOR SOMALI TRAGEDY MOHAMED HAJI MUKHTAR

BAIDOA INITIATIVE: A PANACEA FOR SOMALI TRAGEDY MOHAMED HAJI MUKHTAR

Professor of African and Middle Eastern History Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia, USA March 3, 2014 Somalia is not a state functioning under the rule of law. It is not even a country, but a patchwork of districts, and regions caught up in different stages of lawlessness, anarchy and chaos. Each has different security needs, […]

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